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General Description:  This position is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of the Sales Compensation practices across the assigned region and plays a key role for the region’s Producers.  The Financial Analyst – Commissions works closely with many departments/divisions, including Finance, Producers, Regional Management, the Corporate Accounting Center, and Regional HR/Payroll staff to ensure timely and accurate producer commission accounting. 

Responsibilities:

·        Reviews commission rates for producers in various systems to ensure accuracy; coordinates system changes where necessary.

·        Work with producers to explain production statements and true-ups, resolve commission issues.

·        Track variances across multiple periods for the purpose of receiving commissions due.

·        Contact carrier commission departments to identify and collect missing revenue.

·        Monitors to ensure that producer “draw” payments are appropriate given actual commission being generated.

·        Monitors debit balances and coordinate changes to draws as necessary.

·        Maintains files of employment agreements and compensation acknowledgements.

·        Ensures contractual language is consistent with the application of commissions.

·        Monitors and processes charge-backs for value-added services and charitable contributions (and participates in the design of a new process with new systems).

·        Manages outside brokers expenses, including coordinating payments to outside brokers as appropriate.

·        Tracks and processes new business referrals and referral compensation payments.

·        Reviews quarterly commission true-ups processed by Accounting Center for accuracy.

·        Participates in the process of designing new producer commission reports as a key contributor.

·        Identifies opportunities to make better use of corporate production systems including Sagitta/Report Writer, CRM and the Datastore.


·        Generates reports from corporate systems, including using Report Writer, CRM and the Datastore as needed.

·        Reviews and reconciles producer payables.

·        Manages minimum revenue thresholds pertaining to producer commission payments.

·        Monitors and performs entries for producer funding.

·        Other projects as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

·        A minimum of two years experience in accounting or finance

·        Sets priorities and manages work flow to ensure efficient, timely and accurate processing of transactions and other responsibilities

·        Ability to handle high transaction volume and interruptions

·        High level of people skills and ability to collaborate with Producers is critical, to work effectively with strong personalities.

·        Interacts with others effectively by utilizing good communications skills, cooperating purposefully and providing information and guidance to others as needed to help maintain the Company’s customer service focus

·        Experience in the insurance or legal field a plus

·        Ability to act and operate independently with minimal daily direction from manager to accomplish objectives

·        Ability to work effectively during times of organizational stress, ambiguity, and change

·        Proficiency with email and Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, pivot tables and ability to learn new systems with relative ease. 


USI is committed to providing a full-suite of competitive benefits for our growing population and its diverse needs. We offer a wide range of health, welfare and financial benefits including medical, wellness, dental and vision, 401(k), flexible spending and health savings accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance and other unique employer-sponsored and voluntary programs. USI also offers a generous paid time off policy, paid family leave benefit as well as paid holiday time.


Job ID:

22638

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